In 2007, Carp residents Greg LeBlanc and Sallie Storey started the planning to bring a retirement residence, as well as some additional residential and commercial space, to the village. The couple conceived the idea as a result of The Community Design Plan for the Village of Carp which highlighted both a lack of seniors housing and a need for revitalization of the village core. After significant consultation with members of the community, as well as industry experts, Greg and Sallie decided to go ahead and they began to assemble parcels of land for the project in the heart of the village. The first properties they acquired were the Anglican Church Rectory and an adjoining lot on Carp Road. They, eventually, purchased four lots on Donald B Munro and the White House on Falldown Lane. Concurrently, Greg and Sallie were developing plans to meet an expressed need to provide seniors housing and to bring additional commercial space to the core.
From the beginning, Greg and Sallie have been working with a dedicated team of architects, engineers, industry specialists and construction managers to bring The Rectory at Carp to fruition. In 2011, construction on the commercial building began and was completed in 2012, and is now home to Alice’s Village Café.
The Rectory a Carp retirement residence is scheduled to open in 2018.